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Marmalade Sky Films + A Discount + A Giveaway!

There is something so special about having your wedding day captured on film for you and your honey to relive over and over again. And when the film is done by the insanely creative Northern California boutique cinematography company Marmalade Sky Films, you’ll find any excuse to press play.

Behind the lens is a team of best friends, Eugene + Matt, who worked in the film industry prior to discovering their passion for wedding cinematography. Thanks to this experience, every film they create is based in a deep love for visual storytelling. Their films capture all the special moments of the couple’s big day, from the kisses to the laughter and tears, in a way that is authentic and genuine, to tell each couple’s individual and unique love story.

Are you head-over-heels yet? Well now’s the time to book your big day with Marmalade Sky Films because they’re giving SMP readers who book before September 2015 $200 off a Wedding Cinematography Package of their choice! Simply mention this post when booking to redeem the offer. Check out their packages here.
Oh and there’s more! Marmalade Sky Films is giving one lucky reader a Save the Date film shot on Full HD ($499 value).

To enter:Comment on this post with why you’d love to have Marmalade Sky Films tell the story of you and your honey!

To win: A winner will be randomly chosen and announced in WIUP on Friday, April 24, 2015.

The details: Session must take place in San Francisco or mutually agreed upon location on mutually agreed upon date. The giveaway includes session time and one Engagement Video or Save the Date Invitation video (30 seconds to 1 minute in length).

Cinematography: Marmalade Sky Films


Romantic Bay Area Wedding

Take a moment to really soak in this gorgeous Bay Area affair, then wrap your head around the fact that it was planned in only three months.  Yes, three months is all A & B Creative creative had to put together this masterpiece of pretty and, well… they hit it out of the park completely.  Imagine breathtaking views, lush blooms from Mandolin Flowers and gorgeous captures from Hannah Suh.  See them here. 

And a beautiful film from Twenty Twenty Studios

Golf Club

From Rebekah of A&B Creative… Matt & Shadi are such an incredible couple, the respect and adoration they have for one another, and their growing family is such an inspiration. We only had three months to find the venue and create the design for their big day, but I couldn’t be happier with how the whole day came together.

They chose a venue with a stunning view and we created designs including a head table that was a little out of the box. Shadi wanted lots of color, and a design that was incredibly romantic and very summery. Along with Amanda of Mandolin Flowers we created an incredibly romantic and lush runner that paired perfectly with the gold flatware and sea foam green plates and classic cut glass coups from Frances Lane. Little touches of calligraphy from Bright Room Studio added more romance and personality to the venue and celebration. We added cascading globe lights above the head table. I highly recommend trying to think outside the box/your venue to try to create exactly what you’ve dreamed of! This venue didn’t have an outdoor reception space, so we created one for the head table and for their guests to come enjoy their drinks around in an area that had previously only been used as a space for guests to get air. We transformed it into Shadi and Matt’s dream, and you never would have known it wasn’t made for that purpose!

Looking over all of Hannah’s stunning images you can’t help but feel the utter joy and love the couple and all of their friends and families felt all day long.

From the Bride… We planned our wedding in three months and we tried so hard to keep our focus on the important things. We didn’t stress and loved every bit of the process we really tried to cherish it all. We were so excited to plan something that truly expressed our love for each other. We wanted to have a very intimate feel. Our wedding day was a sweet testament of our love and journey in life. A day to celebrate with those that have been a crucial part of our lives. Our day was not only a day that we got to be joined together as one but also a day where we became a FAMILY. It was very important to us that the boys were a big part of our day. The boys being Matt’s best men was also something that was so extremely special. Seeing the joy in our boys’ faces that day made it perfect.

Photography: Hannah Suh Photography | Cinematography: Twenty Twenty Studios | Event Design: A & B Creative | Floral Design: Mandolin Floral | Ceremony Venue: The Wedgewood Carmel | Hair Stylist: Adrian De Lozada | Calligraphy: Brightroom Studio | Dinnerware: Frances Lane

Romantic California Estate Wedding at Kohl Mansion

One look at Kohl Mansion and it’s as if you’re transported back to a time when elegance and glamour were the everyday norm. And folded into that stately elegance is a wedding with romance built into its very fiber. Captured by Bokeh Photography with design and florals by Nancy Liu Chin Designs, this day is dripping in moody blooms and candlelight. See even more right here.


From Nancy Liu Chin Designs….As a wedding vendor, there is an instant connection when your bride picks the same venue that you once got married at. My husband, Kevin, and I picked Kohl Mansion for our wedding because it was this grand, charming, English manor just a short 30 minute drive from urban San Francisco. We always thought of Kohl Mansion as this hidden gem in the Bay Area. Samantha and Gene also fell in love with Kohl Mansion’s equally beautiful landscaped grounds set against its brick facade. It’s the ultimate venue for a couple who want their wedding to be romantic with an old world vintage charm.

Feeling like she could trust me, Samantha let me run with a few of her style ideas. One of the first things I remember from our meeting was that Samantha truly wanted her wedding to feel timeless in a dramatic way. Though she used the word “goth” and “vamp” to describe what she wanted, she meant moody in that romantic moody way. Together we landed on antique blushes, soothing creams, deep chocolates, ebony blacks and vintage brassy golds. Flowers that she loved included the luxurious ‘Cafe au Lait’ dinner plate dahlias, dark smoke foliage, creamy mop head hydrangeas, white anemones with black centers, and other romantic flowers and textural elements. Blushes have been quite popular as of yet but for our bride, Samantha, she wanted to balance the pastels with deep and dark hues that fit the wood interior of the Kohl Mansion’s grand ballroom which is a refreshing update to blush and nude hues.

Samantha was a very wonderful bride because she had no fear. Tackling decor projects were exciting for her and she utilized her creativity but designing her own invitation suite. Even the paper flowers for the aisle was a task that she was more than willing to take on. Though I am not a DIY fan, I knew in Samantha’s hand, she would make sure they were done like a professional.

One of my favorite floral details was the asymmetric floral arrangements design for their ceremony canopy. Being that Samantha wanted nothing that was the standard or typical, she wanted the flowers to be off balance which made the canopy more interesting. I’m so lucky to have a bride willing to try a different style from the norm because she’s so right — it made for a more interesting look.

One trend that I like this year is white with black. Her gown with that black ribbon was just enough to make it interesting. Together with Gene, they looked so classy as her gown against his clean tuxedo was perfection. Even though Samantha and Gene dressed to the nines, they didn’t take themselves too seriously and had fun which is the most important thing about one’s wedding day. You have to enjoy the process and the day because times flies when you are having a blast.

From The Bride….My husband and I started dating as freshmen in college and have been together for almost 10 years – this wedding was a long time coming! We always knew we were going to get married but never really discussed the type of wedding we wanted. All we knew was that it had to be convenient for our family and friends (so local to the Bay Area), true to us as a couple, and tons of fun.

Kohl Mansion was one of the first venues we saw and we absolutely fell in love. Just pulling into the parking lot, we knew that it would offer the breathtaking and memorable affair we dreamed of. It definitely set the tone for the rest of the planning process. And since we were tackling everything on our own, we knew we had to choose our vendors carefully and wisely.

My husband was the sounding board as I created the day. Design was very important to me and I wanted our night to be beautiful. I was most inspired by my Wedding Dress made by the impeccable Vera Wang (you’ll swoon after reading her “Behind the Dress” blog post), and florist, Nancy Liu Chin. I imagined romance, modern and classic elements, with some dark enchantment and mystery running throughout. My favorite part of the planning process was bringing this vision to life through DIY projects such as designing the entire invitation suite and paper goods from scratch, and making bouquets of paper flowers from lovely Italian and German crepe paper.

When the day finally came and ceremony music was cued, everything just fell into place. Sure it was a hectic and bumpy road getting there, but the ceremony couldn’t have been more perfect. The sun was shining, everything looked beautiful, and our favorite people in the world surrounded us. It was surreal. The night continued with free-flowing cocktails in the courtyard, dinner in the romantic, candlelit Grand Hall, dancing, and a decadent dessert bar full of macarons, cupcakes, cakes, donuts, and homemade goodies by my Aunt. Our favorite moment had to be the wedding party introductions which was just so much fun!

We could not have done any of this without the help of our amazing vendors and many family and friends. Thanks again to our loved ones for giving us the most memorable night of our lives!


Photography: Ebony Siovhan Photography | Videography: Weddings on Film | Coordination: Thomas John Events | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Jewelry: Marina | Catering: Thomas John Events | Hair And Makeup: Vanity Pham | DJ: Denon And Doyle | Tuxedo: Tuxedo Fashions | Officiant: Chris Thielen | Venue: Kohl Mansion | Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Gifts: Kate Spade | Bridesmaid Gifts: Sincerely Delightful | Crystal Sash: Live Adorned | Desserts: Mount Tabor Park | Desserts: Sibby's Cupcakery | Desserts: Chantal Guillon | Desserts: Susie Cakes | Floral And Event Designer: Nancy Liu Chin | Flower Girl Dress: Olivia Kate Couture | Groomsmen Gifts: Louisville Slugger | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Paper Flowers: Castle In The Air | Photobooth: Photo-matica | Printing: Autumn Express | Printing: Mount Tabor Park | Rentals: Hartmann | Veil: Erin Cole

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